Communications and Development Coordinator NGO Careers – World Vision International

Organisation: World Vision
Reports to: Communications and Public Relations
Duty Station: Kampala,
About Us:
World Vision Uganda is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy
Non-Government Organization dedicated to working with children, families and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We currently work in over 41
districts in Uganda. World Vision is committed to the protection of children
and we will not employ people whose background is not suitable for working with
children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable
background checks, including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision
for every child, Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will
to make it so.”
Job Summary: The
Communications and Development Coordinator supports IPD in the ongoing creation
and maintenance of development communications materials, creation and
implementation of events held in ADPs, and districts at National Level. The
position takes lead in gathering resources, scouting stories, emergency
communication support, and preparation and hosting of visitors to the ADPs and
projects. The position holder will take lead in providing technical capacity
building for the ADP Sponsorship staff to efficiently and effectively capture
quality media resources for the Sponsorship department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Products, Strategies and
guidelines developed and disseminated:
and facilitate the implementation of NO communication strategy;
a programmes division plan of action for strategic communication and promotion;
communications guidelines to staff and partners.
visibility, branding, messaging and designing and Communications materials
with field teams and partners to develop, pre-test and roll out IEC/ BCC
material (such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) for awareness
creation and education;
the design, development and roll out of the campaign and project/ ADP materials
(such as documentaries, posters, flyers and brochures) by working closely with
service providers and the procurement team;
the dissemination of the publications such as research findings, policy
statements and reports through utilizing strategic meetings and events in the
dissemination of the publications such as research findings, policy statements
and reports through utilizing strategic meetings and events.
Advocacy and public event
planning and Management:
in planning and organizing public events and outreaches meetings in line with
the WVU strategic priorities;
the technical capacity of staff and partners in order to carry out effective
documentation and communication, as well as dissemination for advocacy
campaigning and learning;
in ADP assessments and designs to ensure integration of documentation and
communication as well as dissemination strategies.
documentation of Programmes (e.g. through promising practices, best practices
and most significant change stories)
the field teams in integrating documentation and communication to effectively
draw lessons and change stories in line with the strategy;
the processes of identifying, documentation and dissemination of most
significant change stories and promising and best practices using a multi-media
quarterly reports and bi-annual magazines/ newsletters highlighting the
programme progress and share them with stakeholders and donors;
information sharing at the NO and field teams with relevant publications,
reports and news features related to WVU sector priorities.
Community empowerment
through Development Communication:
in liaison with the Communications team to develop Communication for
Development manuals and roll-out C4D in ADPs;
with the field teams (ADPs and Projects) to form structures, train staff and
community members and facilitate C4D activities;
C4D teams with available media and communications platforms in the communities
and at national level;
and enhance strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other
partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in
social and behavioral changes supportive of programme goals.
Quality Sponsorship 2.0
effective production of Sponsorship 2.0 products by ensuring capacity is
developed at all levels;
greeting videos;
in responding to Support office requests in line with Sponsorship 2.0
Media and publicity
linkages/partnerships with media companies to promote ongoing conversation
about child well-being at national level and in the districts;
and package key audio and visual messages and ensure placements in different
media houses;
closely with the print media partners to promote the WVU agenda and specifically
target policy makers through strategic and cost effective communications
in strategic networks including Ministry levels, to promote the WVU profile;
in promoting World Vision Uganda’s visibility on existing intranets (such as
World Vision Central and and approved social media sites;
the capacity of staff in media relations.
Other Duties:
part in resource mobilization through proposal writing and actively represent
WV in high profile meetings that may attract funding opportunities;
periodic meetings with the Communications team and create synergies to
integrate IPD communications agenda within the broad organization’s
communication mandates.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the World Vision Communications and Development Coordinator
job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree
or equivalent in journalism or communications/public relations.
minimum of five years professional experience in journalism or public relations
is preferred.
writing skills, with photographic and/or video skills also preferred.
ability to think and manage strategically, plan and meet deadlines.
energetic, analytical and self-starting approach to projects that involve
significant responsibility.
experience in project management, with specific experience in the production of
diverse and creative communications projects including publications,
multi-media, websites/pages, photo and video reports, etc.
interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
to travel and work in the field as an essential function of the position.
faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ, as expressed through World Vision’s
vision, mission and core values.
language fluency (written and verbal).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan candidates are encouraged to apply
online by visiting World Vision International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at
the web link below.
Please follow instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at
World Vision’s e-recruitment portal. 
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Deadline: 16th
December, 2016
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